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Thread #85261   Message #1597030
Posted By: Joe Offer
04-Nov-05 - 12:44 AM
Thread Name: DTStudy: Songs of Jean Ritchie
Subject: DTStudy: My Dear Companion (Version Two)
MY DEAR COMPANION
(Jean Ritchie)

Oh have you seen my dear companion
For he was all this world to me
I hear he's gone to some far country
And that he cares no more for me

I wish I were a swallow flying
I'd fly to a high and lonesome place
I'd join the wild birds in their crying
Thinking of you and your sweet face

Oh have you seen my dear companion
For he was all this world to me
But now the stars have turned against me
And he cares no more for me

Oh when the dark is on the mountain
And all the world has gone to sleep
I will go down to the cold dark waters
And there I'll lay me down and weep

Oh have you seen my dear companion
For he was all this world to me

Copyright Geordie Music
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Corrected Version (needs work)


MY DEAR COMPANION
(Jean Ritchie)

Oh have you seen my dear companion,
For he was all this world to me.
I hear he's gone to some far country,
And that he cares no more for me.

I wish I were some swallow flying,
I'd fly to a high and lonesome place;
There join the wild birds in their crying,
Remembering you and your sweet face.

Oh have you seen my dear companion,
For he was all this world to me.
But now the stars have turned against me,
And so he cares no more for me.

Oh when the dark is on the mountains,
When all the world has gone to sleep,
I will go down to the cold dark waters,
And there I'll set me down and weep.

Oh have you seen my dear companion,
Oh have you seen my dear companion,
Oh have you seen my dear companion,
For he was all this world to me.

Copyright Geordie Music - date???

Transcribed by ear from the 1995 Jean Ritchie CD, Mountain Born

I could use some help on these lyrics - I'm not sure I've got it 100% correct. This song isn't in any of the four Jean Ritchie songbooks I have.